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Re: Invader

Postby Reklaw » 12 Sep 2017, 15:55

6 k's will put a smile on your face.

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Re: Invader

Postby screwit » 10 Oct 2017, 20:37

Tomorrow driving up to Heathcote to pick up the fresh engine .700k round trip .
Need to start the swap eary as possible to have time to test and sort it all out .

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Re: Invader

Postby screwit » 12 Dec 2017, 21:42

Now that all is going well so far, on the trip back from Narrandera we broke a mud gard bracket so l have moved the gards up 100mm .
I have had some plates cut to make a 8o mm drop axle up with 40mm square solid.

Walking around the rear of the boat , some cracks were detected in the chrome of the steering quadrent .
Had a think about this and the avalability of a replacment and ha aranged to have a 20 mm S/S unit laser cut . Will have that tomorrow.
Working sometimes pay off !!!!!!

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Re: Invader

Postby Greg » 13 Dec 2017, 07:35

Especially where you are working, Ross

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Re: Invader

Postby screwit » 16 Dec 2017, 20:23

Greg due to the weight of it, l had work cut 2 -- 50mm circles out of the quadrent and is a bit lighter.
Just need to polish it up and fit it after cutting the cable grooves.

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Re: Invader

Postby screwit » 10 Jan 2018, 15:45

Today l cut an axle and welded some 20mm drop plates to form a 80mm dropped axle for the trailer to make it easier get to boat off on the local boat ramps .
Managed to aline the stubs using two bare rims and strapped them to some heavy 5" channel.
When wheels dont osalate when axle is rotated after welding, it's all good .

screwit
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Re: Invader

Postby screwit » 11 Jan 2018, 18:25

Swaped the axle today, still have good clearance under the prop / rudder.
Amazing how much water was in the bearings after a week away from water .

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Re: Invader

Postby screwit » 13 Feb 2018, 20:51

Sanded the deck back and coated it.
Intend to add a few coats as it didn't get finished off as intended . Had some moisture get under the surface in a few spots. But had sanded out well .
To much of a hurry to get it going. !!!!

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Re: Invader

Postby Greg » 13 Feb 2018, 21:26

Yes Ross, you are one of those impatient skiff drivers now - always in a hurry ;)

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Re: Invader

Postby screwit » 14 Feb 2018, 18:14

Coated the deck again this morning finished at 9am.
Can said recoat after 4 hr , l recoated at 3 pm and it fried.


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